Application was easy with the wide flat brush and fluid texture, but after one coat, I'd say the result was almost opaque. In my world, almost opaque = not opaque enough! So I had to apply a second coat for a perfectly flawless result. Unfortunately, this second coat seemed to defeat the fast drying properties: after the 1st coat, I felt that the polish was dry within a minute ; but after adding the 2nd coat, it just wouldn't dry, so I ended up applying a fast dry top coat (Sally Hansen).
Violet Dash is a medium violet creme that leans toward lavender, with a nice balance of blue and pink undertones. I looked for dupes in my stash, and found that Dior Forget-me-not is darker and much redder, while OPI Do you Lilac it? is very similar in color, but much lighter. I could wear it for 3 full days without chipping, which is above average for me.
Overall, I like this violet creme a lot, I'm just a little disappointed it's not really completely opaque in one coat. For $4.49, it's still a pretty good formula, and if using 2 coats and a top coat is fine with you, I'd recommend trying it out.